Population and Ethnic Groups
In 2008, the population of Yunnan Province totaled 45.43 million, of which the urban population amounted to 14.87 million. Home to 25 ethnic minority groups with a population of 5,000 or above each, Yunnan has the 2nd largest ethnic varieties among the Chinese provinces. In particular, 15 ethnic minority groups are found only to Yunnan Province. The population of ethnic groups accounts for 1/3 of the total in Yunnan Province.